Friday, September 23, 2011
Claim against hospital for lead paint exposure
A class action lawsuit has been filed against a Baltimore children’s disabilities hospital for allegedly allowing poor minority children to be exposed to high levels of lead as part of a study. According to allegations raised in the complaint, the hosptial found poor and minority children who were living in homes with high levels of toxic lead paint to observe the health effects. Then, some families were moved into homes with less lead contamination, while others were allowed to remain in lead paint-contaminated homes without being told about the health effects or the lead levels. The plaintiffs claim that the hospital selected poor and minority test subjects to stay in contaminated homes, while generally selecting white and more affluent children as those to be moved into safer homes. Go here for more information.